The Green Guide

Travelling by train means you're already halfway towards helping tackle climate change

People punting down the river in Canterbury and walking on the riverbank

Compared to the car, rail is one of the most sustainable ways to travel and as an all-electric railway Southeastern want our customers to feel that their journey has had as little impact on the environment as possible. It’s worth checking out our Carbon Calculator below to find out how sustainable your train journey is compared to the car.

Southeastern has joined forces with some fantastic partners, including train operator LNER, HS1 and Visit Kent to create The Green Guide 2024.

The guide covers some of the best eco-friendly attractions, destinations and sustainable places to stay, eat and drink in Canterbury & the Kent Coast, Ashford & Folkestone, King’s Cross Neighbourhood, St. Pancras International, as well as Leeds and Aberdeen.

For each destination, The Green Guide covers a wealth of ecotravel inspiration from hotels with forward thinking sustainability policies, to attractions with award-winning green credentials, and ‘food for thought’ in relation to gastro hotspots famed for only using local produce.

So, get comfortable, start reading and begin planning your next trip.

Download The Green Guide 2024

Calculate my carbon footprint

Enter your start and destination stations, and we'll show you the environmental impact of your journey for both train and car travel.

Your journey details

The calculations are based on:

  • Car = Average petrol car 0.22469 kg CO2e/passenger mile
  • Train = National Rail 0.07150 kg CO2e/passenger mile
*Conversion factors are taken from
Distance is calculated as the direct distance between the origin and destination stations.